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Online application

Find an Internship in your location by using the search bar then complete your application online – note you can save time by connecting your LinkedIn profile. Before applying, make sure you are eligible to work in the country where the programme is based. The application shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes.

You can also use our degree matcher tool to help you find the career path best suited for you, and see how many opportunities are available. Keep the results in mind when you are asked in the application form what career area within Shell you are most interested in. 

Stage 1: Online assessments

After you’ve submitted your application, you’ll be asked to complete two online assessments. Altogether this will take about 25 minutes and will need to be completed within 5 days of receiving the assessment invite.

Online Assessment 1: Timed cognitive test

This will be a timed test that is divided into three sections, covering verbal skills (24 questions), numerical skills (16 questions), and abstract reasoning (10 questions), respectively. You will have four minutes to complete each section.

To go through a Practice Test, please refer to:

Cubiks Cognitive Assessment Practice test


Online Assessment 2: Working style assessment

This segment will assess your approach to working and your preferred behaviour across the ‘big five’ personality factors: drive, adaptability, supportiveness, assertiveness and creativity. There are no right or wrong answers, so simply pick the option that feels most natural to you. We celebrate and value diversity at Shell, so we encourage you to be yourself when responding. This will not be a timed assessment, and generally only takes 10-12 minutes to complete.

To go through a Practice Test, please refer to: 

Cubiks Working-Styles Assessment Practice test

On the basis of your performance in the Stage 1 Online assessments, if you are successfully shortlisted, then you will receive an invite to the Stage 1 On-Demand Video Interview (ODVI). Altogether this will take about 20 minutes, and will need to be completed within 10 days of receiving the ODVI invite.

Stage 1: On-Demand Video interview

This short, self-recorded video interview is an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself. You’ll also see some of our current graduates who will ask you a series of pre-recorded competency-based questions. You will be asked five questions in all, and after each question, you will be given time to think and then to respond. For each question, you’ll have 30 seconds to prepare and three minutes to record your answer. We recommend that you reflect on why you’re applying and what your standout experiences are. Be ready to talk about these in an engaging way. You may record the interview at any internet-enabled location at a time most convenient to you. For technical requirements to complete this assessment, you can refer to the Hirevue Technical Specifications page.

Stage 2: Final assessment

This is the last assessment stage. It consists of a live online session with two professionals at Shell. During this session you will be asked to discuss your thoughts on a case study, which you will have a chance to review 48 hours prior to the session. You will need to read and prepare for this, but don’t worry, more information will be provided closer to the time.

On the day of your assessment, you will be assigned a topic relating to your case study and then given 20 minutes (30 for non-native English speakers) to prepare a 10-minute presentation. This presentation will be followed by questions and additional scenarios from the assessors for up to 20 minutes. Once you have cleared this round, the assessed internship will be offered to you.

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Following the successful completion of the assessments, you will be offered a place on the Internship programme.

During an Assessed Internship, you will have a formal mid-term review and End of Internship Review with your mentor and supervisor.


Your success in the Assessed Internship could result in you being offered an employment opportunity in a full-time role.

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